VeriSign, Inc., a provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, has announced that it has purchased Weblogs.com and its ping service from Scripting News, Inc.
Weblogs.com is a ping server created and developed by pioneering blogger Dave Winer, also one of the pioneers of Really Simple Syndication (RSS). Weblogs.com currently handles nearly two million pings each day and supports thousands of daily RSS feeds from bloggers as well as professional publishers. VeriSign will continue to operate Weblogs.com as an openly available service. VeriSign purchased Weblogs.com from Scripting News, Inc. for $2.3 million in cash.